Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary
The Philosophical Dictionary
Selected and Translated by H.I. Woolf
New York: Knopf, 1924
Scanned by the Hanover College Department of History in 1995.
Proofread and pages added by Jonathan Perry, March 2001.
An advocate is a man who, not having a sufficient fortune to buy one
of those resplendent offices on which the universe has its eyes, studies
the laws of Theodosius and Justinian for three years, so that he may learn
the usages of Paris, and who finally, being registered, has the right to
plead causes for money, if he have a strong voice.
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